I have been using Ecobee (connect) and overall was pretty happy with it, but recently installed and configured Ask Alexa, and wanted to take advantage of some of the options of this app. Then of course I see that it’s pay, which I have no problems with. Just curious about a few basic bits of info.
Does paying for the app include free upgrades to new version? Or does that require paying for support?
How often are updates released?
Other then integration with Ask Alexa (which is a nice one), what features will this give me over Ecobee (Connect).
Screen shots look nice, and it looks like a lot of effort has been put into this, so I’ll be happy to support this kind of development.
Thanks, I looked at what you sent. Seems a bit more than what I want. Also looked like you said I could accidentally run up a bill if not very careful.
I am using this to capture events.
Was just pondering a way to toss in the cycle time of my heating system to the mix. It seems it is beyond my current capability since I can’t code and I haven’t found a smart app to use to just subscribe to the thermostatOperatingState and put out a switch or contact that would follow it so grab basic on / off events.
I can just use the data provided by Ecobee (on their website) wasn’t that important. Things / ideas just pop into my head sometimes and I like to try and figure out how to do it.
Thanks for the initial answer and the follow up.
I DO appreciate everything you guys do to make things for us (that can’t code) work better, and the advice and directions when we need help this the simple/ obvious stuff.
I’ve been using an earlier version (3.9) for quite awhile now and loved it. Unfortunately, I never got around to updating it the version 4…or now version 5. I’ve also got some Keen vents now, so really looking forward to upgrading to the latest version and getting on one of your SmartApps to automate the vents/rooms/ecobee! Oh…and Ask Alexa too!
Got my ecobee3 today and can’t wait to run it with your code. I’ll let everyone on this post know how it goes. Working with 3 Iris Sensors, 1 ecobee3 sensor, 2 keen vents and the ecobee3. Wiring in my house is from the 60s w/ No c-wire so wish me luck.
Following the ST mobile v2.3.0 release, I sent out a new version (v5.8.5) to all my active contributors in order to correct some minor ST rendering issues (between the iOS and Android versions, some compromises have to be made sometimes)…
This app just made my Ecobee way more powerful and I couldn’t be happier Install was pretty easy (I have installed smart apps and custom device handlers before, but am by no means an expert.) I was able to hook this up to CORE very easily. I use Alexa to kick off a Smartthings routine which then sets my A/C to 68 degrees, waits 4 hours, and then resumes the regular schedule. I also have another routine that cranks it up to 74 degrees, waits 60 mins, and then resumes the regular schedule.